The Legacy

Eliphante is a private residence and not open to the public. It is looked after by the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization Eliphante, Ltd, established in 1987 to preserve and restore the art and works of Michael Kahn and Leda Livant-Kahn.

The artist Michael Kahn spent 30 years of his life creating, while painting and residing at, the three acres known as Eliphante. The buildings and structures at Eliphante, while expressions of creativity and artistry, were also Michael’s solutions to the practical needs for work space, studio’s, shelter and housing for himself and his wife Leda. Michael lived there until his death in 2007. Leda remained there until 2009, and now lives in Cottonwood AZ.

Today, Eliphante Village is entering a new chapter focused on priorities of commercial zoning and building restoration to support the property, future gatherings and community-minded projects.

Together, we get everything! ~Michael Kahn

The 800+ works of art comprising the Michael Kahn Collection, now housed in Santa Fe, New Mexico, are under the care and ownership of Peter Ader, Don Smalley, and Kahn’s widow, Leda Livant-Kahn.

Other than the history, legacy, and countless warm memories, the Michael Kahn Collection of Paintings is distinct from Eliphante, Limited, so please visit MichaelKahnPaintings.com for more info.